Our France Adventure travel blog

The Laundry

Modern machines

Christine

Lunch!

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The backside of the city wall

The Post Office

Our Hotel

Eating lunch in our courtyard

Pont De Gard

The Pont De Gard area

The map of the Roman Empire

Displays in the museum

The Romans were great engineers and plumbers

A Roman house with the luxury of running water

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Toilets

Bikini clad women

A very artful museum

The route of the water

Reproduction of the construction

On the way to the aqueduct

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The bridge and the aqueduct have been standing for over two millennia.

The Rhone River

One of the giant arches

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Just amazing

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Back in Avignon and out to dinner

The #1 Restaurant in Avignon

Cheers

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Squash soup

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The bill - creative approaches to its presentation

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We needed some time to just relax and Anne stayed in the hotel room while Tom ventured out to a local laverie (laundry) to catch up on this essential part of a journey. It was a luxury not to do the wash in a sink and find a place to dry it. He had brought his iPhone with a book in Kindle, but he spent most of the time during the laundry talking to a local and some other tourists. On the way back from the laundry, he stopped at a deli and picked up a baguette-submarine for lunch.

Again, braving the roundabouts, we headed out to the Roman aqueduct that crosses the Rhone River. It is called the “Pont De Gard” and is a big tourist attraction. There is a museum with displays of the various reasons for building the water pipeline that originates in the mountains and terminates in Nimes. This water was highly regarded in Roman times and made it a luxury to live there. It’s funny how we take fresh water for granted today. The bridge and the aqueduct have been standing for over two millennia.

We returned to Avignon where we had a reservation at Fou de Fafa, the #1 restaurant. It certainly lived up to its reputation. The hostess was very British, and the food was very French. We enjoyed this meal and declared it the best in France.

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